How is gold used in aesthetic medicine?

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Proper use of gold stimulates collagen and elastin to work, which is successfully used in aesthetic medicine. How?

Gold is a precious metal, whose properties have been appreciated for many thousands of years. Already in ancient China or Egypt it was used for health purposes, among others as a poultice for hemorrhoids, ulcers or ringworm. And how is it used today? Besides being added to cosmetics, it is also used in aesthetic medicine. In this article you will learn everything you need to know about the extraordinary properties of gold and its use in aesthetic medicine procedures.

Health properties of gold

Gold shows, first of all, excellent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The former are used successfully in dentistry. Dressings with gold make wounds heal faster, therefore they can be a good alternative to stitches. Gold accelerates skin regeneration and stimulates collagen and elastin production, which made it popular in aesthetic medicine. It also has a very positive effect on organs, for example on the liver. Colloidal gold effectively inhibits adverse processes occurring in autoimmune disorders and is great for treating such diseases as psoriasis, lupus, vitiligo, and rheumatoid arthritis. Besides, gold is appreciated as an agent that improves the work of the immune system. We cannot forget about rejuvenating properties of gold. It has been used as a component of cosmetic preparations for a long time.

How is gold used in aesthetic medicine?

However, gold is used not only in cosmetics. It is also very important in aesthetic medicine. The first treatments with the addition of gold took place in Turkey, and soon afterwards also in Japan, which is famous for the fact that taking care of beautiful complexion is an important element of its culture. Currently aesthetic medicine treatments can also be found in Poland. Popular are those in which cosmetics with the addition of gold nanoparticles and colloidal gold are used, but the real furore has been for years lifting with the use of gold threads.

Lifting with golden threads

This procedure involves inserting thin surgical threads under the skin that are coated with gold and are about the thickness of a hair. Over time, the surgical part is dissolved, so that only the precious bullion remains. In the initial stage, the threads provide a kind of rack under the skin. This rack firms and tightens the skin, and the skin is slightly swollen for a few days after the procedure. After about 3 months the effects of the treatment become visible as the gold creates an ideal environment for natural production of new cells. New blood vessels begin to appear, making the skin work intensively and rejuvenate. Collagen and elastin are produced because gold particles act on fibroplasts. The presence of gold influences faster oxygen saturation of the skin and improves its density and tension. After 6 months of treatment, wrinkles are significantly smoothed and the skin becomes taut, radiant and elastic.

The best results of the procedure will be observed by people between 30 and 50 years of age, in which such signs of skin aging as wrinkles and change in the oval of the face have appeared. There is no exaggeration in the statement that the skin on which lifting with golden thread has been performed can rejuvenate even by 10 years! And what is the cost of this procedure? Contrary to appearances, it is not too high as its price amounts to several thousand zlotys. It is worth knowing that the effects of the procedure remain visible for about a decade, so such an investment in the extension of youth can be very tempting for many women.

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